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Year: 1921

1921 Wis. Sess. Laws 870, An Act . . . Relating to Wild Animals,ch. 530, § 1.

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(29.22)(1) No person shall hunt game with any means other than the use of a gun held at arm’s length and discharged from the shoulder; or place, spread or set any net, pitfall, spring gun, pivot gun, swivel gun, or other similar contrivance for t...

(29.22)(1) No person shall hunt game with any means other than the use of a gun held at arm’s length and discharged from the shoulder; or place, spread or set any net, pitfall, spring gun, pivot gun, swivel gun, or other similar contrivance for the purpose of catching, or which might catch, take or ensnare game . . . and no person shall carry with him in any automobile any gun or rifle unless the same is unloaded, and knocked down or unloaded and inclosed within a carrying case[.]

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1921 Fla. Laws 307, An Act to Protect the Birds and Wild Life of the County of Orange and State of Florida and to Prevent the Hunting of Same During the Closed Season, ch. 8781, § 2.

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That any person carrying a gun in the woods, field, or on the water such as is generally used for hunting game or having in his or her possession such gun in the woods, fields, or in the water of Orange County during the closed season as prescribed by ...

That any person carrying a gun in the woods, field, or on the water such as is generally used for hunting game or having in his or her possession such gun in the woods, fields, or in the water of Orange County during the closed season as prescribed by the general Game Laws of the State of Florida visible from January 31st to November 20th following each year, shall be considered in violation of the Game Laws of Florida subject to arrest, fine, and imprisonment, or both; Provided, however, that the above Act in nowise prevent any person from killing such birds or animals in his or her own community where crops or property is being destroyed by birds or animals. (A similar statute at p. 441 defines the weapons as “single barrel shot gun, double barrel shot gun, Winchester shot gun, or what is commonly known as a pump gun, Winchester rifle, or other high- powered rifle”).

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1921 N.D. Laws 173, An Act to Prohibit Intoxicating Liquors and Beverages and Property Intended for Manufacture of Same; Prohibiting the Transportation of Liquor . . . , ch. 97, § 13.

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Provided, however, that if the evidence in such case convinces the court that the person convicted of transporting intoxicating liquors in violation of this Act, was in charge of and used any wagon, buggy, automobile, water or aircraft, or other vehicl...

Provided, however, that if the evidence in such case convinces the court that the person convicted of transporting intoxicating liquors in violation of this Act, was in charge of and used any wagon, buggy, automobile, water or aircraft, or other vehicle or conveyance not owned by him, or without permission of the owner, or when such vehicle or conveyance so sued was mortgaged property, or if there be in or upon such conveyance so used or upon any person therein any firearms, or guns, he shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than six months and not more than five years.

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1921 Ga. Laws 248, Explosives, Use of Regulated, § 1.

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That from and after the passage of this Act, It shall be unlawful for any person, association of persons, co-partnerships or corporations to have, own, possess or control within the State of Georgia, any dynamite, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton, or any ot...

That from and after the passage of this Act, It shall be unlawful for any person, association of persons, co-partnerships or corporations to have, own, possess or control within the State of Georgia, any dynamite, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton, or any other high explosive of any name whatsoever, without first having registered his, their or its name with the Ordinary of the County where such person, association or persons, co-partnership or corporation resides, or does business, in a book to be kept by said Ordinary to be known as the Explosive Register . . . .

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1921 Ga. Laws 95-97, Taxation, § 1087.

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For the purpose of having a full and correct return of the real and personal property of this State, it shall be the duty of the Receiver of Tax Returns to present a list to each taxpayer, which shall contain the following . . . value of gun, pistols, ...

For the purpose of having a full and correct return of the real and personal property of this State, it shall be the duty of the Receiver of Tax Returns to present a list to each taxpayer, which shall contain the following . . . value of gun, pistols, bowie knives and such articles?

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1921 Ga. Laws 248, Explosives, Use of Regulated, § 1.

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That from and after the passage of this Act, It shall be unlawful for any person, association of persons, co-partnerships or corporations to have, own, possess or control within the State of Georgia, any dynamite, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton, or any ot...

That from and after the passage of this Act, It shall be unlawful for any person, association of persons, co-partnerships or corporations to have, own, possess or control within the State of Georgia, any dynamite, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton, or any other high explosive of any name whatsoever, without first having registered . . . .

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1921-23 Ind. Acts 108, Intoxicating Liquor—Transportation—Penalty, ch. 34, § 1.

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. . . That any person who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any wagon, buggy, automobile, water or air craft, or other vehicle or who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any such vehicle when such vehicle is not owned by said person, or without...

. . . That any person who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any wagon, buggy, automobile, water or air craft, or other vehicle or who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any such vehicle when such vehicle is not owned by said person, or without the consent of the owner of such vehicle, or when such vehicle is mortgaged property, or who shall transport intoxicating liquor in any such vehicle if there be in, or upon such vehicle or upon any person therein any firearms or guns, shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be imprisoned not less than one year nor more than two years and fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).

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1921 Minn. Laws 742, An Act to Provide for the Incorporation, Organization and Government of Cities of Ten Thousand (10,000) Inhabitants or Less, (Cities of the Fourth Class), ch. 462, § 41, pt. 37.

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To regulate and prevent the storage of gunpowder, dry pitch, resin, coal oil, benzene, naptha, gasoline, turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine or any products thereof, and other combustible or explosive materials within the city, and the use thereof...

To regulate and prevent the storage of gunpowder, dry pitch, resin, coal oil, benzene, naptha, gasoline, turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine or any products thereof, and other combustible or explosive materials within the city, and the use thereof[.]

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1921 Mich. Pub. Acts 21, An Act to Give Additional Protection to Wild Birds and Animals and Game within the State of Michigan, Prohibiting the Hunting for or Capture or Killing of Such Wild Birds, or Animals, or Game, by Unnaturalized Foreign-born Residents, Forbidding the Ownership or Possession of Shotgun, or Rifle, or Pistol, or Firearms of Any Kind, by Any Unnaturalized Foreign-born Resident, within the State, and Prescribing Penalties for Violation of its Provisions, § 1.

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That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign-born resident to hunt for or capture or kill in this state any wild bird or animals, either game or otherwise, of any description, excepting in defense of pe...

That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign-born resident to hunt for or capture or kill in this state any wild bird or animals, either game or otherwise, of any description, excepting in defense of person or property; and to that end it shall be unlawful for any unnaturalized foreign-born resident within this state to either own or be possessed of a shotgun, or rifle of any make, or a pistol, or firearms of any kind. Each and every person violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not to exceed one hundred dollars for each offense, or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court: Provided that in addition to the before named penalty, all guns or firearms of the before-mentioned kind, found in possession or under control of an unnaturalized foreign-born resident shall, upon conviction of such person, be declared forfeited to the state of Michigan, and shall be sold by the State game commissioner as hereinafter directed.

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1921 N.M. Laws 58-59, An Act Defining the Crime of Burglary with Explosives and Providing the Punishment Therefor, ch. 36, §§ 1-2.

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1. Any person who, with intent to commit crime, breaks and enters either by day or by night, any building whether inhabited or not, and opens or attempts to open any vault, safe or other secure place by use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or an...

1. Any person who, with intent to commit crime, breaks and enters either by day or by night, any building whether inhabited or not, and opens or attempts to open any vault, safe or other secure place by use of nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives. 2. Any person duly convicted of burglary with explosives shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than ten and not more than thirty years.

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